We know that Senate bills are a bit of a controversial topic right now, but we’re sure you’ll be happy about this one!
Keeping schools safe
This Senate bill, called the “Keeping Schools Safe Act,” is going to spend a billion dollars toward upgrading indoor air quality in schools across the country. We are glad that the government is understanding the importance of indoor air quality not just during this time, but in general. Air quality and ventilation are always important to create a safe and breathable environment for young minds! Even besides the concern of bacteria and virus transmission, according to the WHO (World Health Organization), “Air pollution affects neurodevelopment, leading to lower cognitive test outcomes, negatively affecting mental and motor development.”
How do indoor air quality systems help?
While there are many different kinds of indoor air quality devices that all work differently, here at H.A. Sun we have opted to sell the iWave. It uses unique patented technology called needle-point bipolar ionization, in order to create an equal amount of positively charged and negatively charged ions. These ions are injected into your home’s air. They attach to pollutants, gases, allergens, and smoke, and are able to change them into something harmless such as oxygen, carbon dioxide, nitrogen, or water vapor. These ions also bind to the hydrogen molecules in a virus or a bacteria. This kills the germs off, because viruses and bacteria use hydrogen for energy. Without it, they will die!
The future of air quality in schools
The Senate bill has not said anything specific about which brands of indoor air quality devices should be used. However, the scope of the bill goes beyond just that. One part of the bill suggests sending resources and guidance to schools about indoor environmental air quality. Ventilation, changing the filters, and even getting a new updated HVAC system when necessary are all important components of indoor air quality in schools. In fact, one study done in June shows that 41% of school districts needed HVAC updates for half or more of their schools! So, although the Keeping Schools Safe Act is a good start, 1 billion dollars is only the beginning of the HVAC and air quality updates schools actually need.
Luckily, in your Bloomfield Hills home, for you and your family, it is not nearly so expensive. You can contact H.A. Sun Heating & Air Conditioning to learn more about how to improve your home’s indoor air quality. We’d love for you to give us a call at (248) 986-1506 to see how we can give you clean air.
Source: ACHR News